THE health board has revealed a new date for when a minor injuries unit in the Vale will reopen.

It was reported that, due to staffing constraints, Cardiff and Vale Health Board made the difficult decision to suspend services at Barry Minor Injuries Unit until Friday, September 1.

However, down to what the health board has described as the goodwill of its staff, the unit will now open on Friday, August 18.

A spokesperson for the health board said; “We are pleased to confirm that the Barry Minor Injuries Unit will reopen on Friday, August 18.

“This has only been possible due to the goodwill of our amazing staff who have kindly agreed to change their shifts and work additional hours to cover the gaps in the rota due to sickness.”

The unit was closed three weeks ago due to what was originally described as staffing issues, with the people of Barry in need of minor injuries services advised to contact 111 in the interim.

The health board went on to apologise for the closure and gave residents advice on what to do.

“We would like to once again apologise to any residents or visitors to the Vale of Glamorgan for any inconvenience they may have experienced over the last three weeks," a spokesperson said.

“In the meantime, patients who feel that they need minor injuries services are still encouraged to contact 111 in the first instance, where they will be directed to the most appropriate service for their needs.”

Further advice and information on minor conditions can also be found on the NHS 111 Wales website.

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